Creat a real-life version of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (abridged) following these easy steps:

  1. Procure an outdated handheld PC
  2. Pave over the handheld OS with Linux
  3. Download the complete Wikipedia onto the device
  4. Slap a Don’t Panic sticker on the cover

Granted, it’s not as simple as it sounds, the device will likely be unreliable, and the information will often be inaccurate to the point of parody–just like the fictional Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Grab your towel and your ready to hitch your way to infinite improbabilty.

Here’s the Instructables how-to on actually building your real-life Hitchhiker’s Guide.

(Found via io9.)